January 29, 2011

Master with the Guild Of Photographers

Wedding Wired award 2011

What a wonderful note to arrive in my mailbox this morning, inviting me to accept the title of ‘Master’ with the Guild of Photographers in the UK. Steve Thirsk, Director of the Guild of Photographers, informed me that I will be only the third person offered the title .. and the first ‘across the pond’.

It is indeed a huge honour to be accorded such an accolade, and be keeping such esteemed company!


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1 Dajuan January 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Neil, this award is awesome. But with all due respect, you’ve been a Master of Photography for quite some time now :)


2 Greg January 30, 2011 at 1:02 am

Good for you! I enjoy your blog and teaching-thank you.


3 Rod January 30, 2011 at 1:15 am

What took them so long! Congrats Neil! Most deserving.


4 Gregory January 30, 2011 at 1:46 am

Subjects please stand,

“All Hail Master Neil, Lord of the Off Camera Flash, and that Black Foamie Thing.” May he reign Forever!

Much Love Neil and Blessings, Gregory


5 Peter January 30, 2011 at 2:08 am



6 Pat Reynolds January 30, 2011 at 3:00 am

This is HUGE… well done. Does this mean we can now regard you as the ‘Master Flash’?!!


7 pasquier January 30, 2011 at 3:53 am

Well done, Neil – hats off and well deserved!


8 Alfredo Medina January 30, 2011 at 4:10 am

Congratulations Neil. You deserve worldwide recognition.


9 Lawrence January 30, 2011 at 5:44 am

Well done Neil and well deserved – not bad for a boerseun from across a pond or two!


10 Pat Dillon January 30, 2011 at 10:38 am

Congratulations! I really appreciate all that you do for your fellow photographers. I think it is great that you are being recognized.


11 Barbara January 30, 2011 at 10:45 am

Congratulations! They couldn’t have made a better choice!


12 Aniversari January 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Congratulations, you deserve it! You are indeed a master wizard of photography, that’s why we love to be here! All the best!


13 Stephen January 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Congratulations Neil! I agree with the other posters who said that your readers already knew you were a master. The other organizations are too slow! :-)

However, it is a very good thing when your professional peers recognize your abilities.


14 Lawrence January 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Congrats Neil! I have been reading your stuff for the past few weeks and I must say that,I have learned more here than anywhere else……..thank you, your awards are Most deserving.


15 Bart January 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm



16 dave January 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

congrat neil…wonderful to here and so happy for you!


17 Joe Federer - from Minneapolis January 31, 2011 at 2:28 am

Congrats. Nice to see your skillz (yes, with a Z) being recognized.


18 Shawn D January 31, 2011 at 4:04 am

Big Congrats Neil. I’m am very happy for your success and even more happy that you show us your knowledge of success.;)


19 Nottingham Wedding Photographer January 31, 2011 at 9:55 am

Many congratulations – well done


20 forkboy1965 January 31, 2011 at 10:27 am

Yet more accolades?!

Couldn’t happen to a nicer person and great photographer.


21 chris copley January 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Well done and very well deserved. You have given so much to other photographers, it is very fitting that you are recognized. Enjoy the moment!


22 Susana Barzola January 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Congratulations Neil! You really deserve all these accolades!


23 Derek January 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Congrats! That’s awesome.


24 Lanz January 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Congratulations Neil! I look forward to see more inspiring images!


25 MP Singh January 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Great Job.
Well deserved


26 ButchM February 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Excellent … glad you are being recognized for your efforts …


27 RussHermanson February 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

Right-on Neil! Very well deserved – congratts!!


28 Jeff Woodall February 5, 2011 at 9:06 am

Well done Neil. This is reward for your continued unselfish contribution of your knowledge and expertise, which we all greatly benefit from. Thank you………


29 Vlad Bez February 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Congratulations Neil. I am a big follower of your site. I read all your posts for last 2 years. Your site is one of the best I know. I am very happy for you.


30 Alfonso Sanchez February 9, 2011 at 2:15 am

Congratulations. Your photography shows that you’re a Master indeed. And your willingness to share your knowledge makes your contribution to photography even greater. Thanks and well deserved.


31 Ciaran Fallon November 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

Just saw this post Neil.Well done.Delighted for you. You always were a Master and still rock….


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